Kelly Writers Series
The Kelly Writers Series brings world-renowned poets, playwrights and authors of fiction and nonfiction for readings and discussion on DePauw's campus. Fall 2013 readings include:
RODNEY JONES, POET
September 25 | 7:30 p.m.
Jones is the Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing. He has been called the best accessible poet writing in America. His ten books include Salvation Blues, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Prize, Elegy for the Southern Drawl, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Transparent Gestures, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared widely in leading magazines and in eight editions of The Best American Poetry.
tobias wolFf, author
friday, november 8 | 7:30 PM
Meharry Hall, east college
Wolff's books include the memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War; the short novel The Barracks Thief; the novel Old School, and four collections of short stories, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, The Night in Question and most recently, Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories. His work is translated widely and has received numerous awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, both the PEN/Malamud and the Rea Award for Excellence in the Short Story, The Story Prize, and the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
DAVID CROUSE, FICTION WRITER
December 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Crouse is an award-winning short story writer and DePauw faculty member. His collection of short fiction, Copy Cats, received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction in 2005 and was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award the following year. A second collection, The Man Back There, was published in 2008 by Sarabande Books and was awarded the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.